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Kenyan Forensic Auditor Wants To Be Part of Boeing 737-800 Max Investigations

David Kyalo Musyoka, a Kenyan forensic auditor has written to the US Department of Transportation requesting to be enjoined in the investigation of certification of the Boeing 737-800 Max.

Musyoka wants to be enjoined in the investigation being conducted by the Inspector General (US department of transportation) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as an independent observer. He says that having only US doing investigation might affect the objectivity of the investigation since there is “little independence and stakeholder confidence”.

“There is little independence and stakeholder confidence if this audit is conducted by American entities only. We have been witnessing biased reporting by American media channels as well as the delayed grounding of the 7373 Max by American Regulators way after the rest of the world had made that important decision.I, therefore, propose that you consider involvement of independent observers in this audit report as a way of restoring public trust and bolstering credibility of the audit process,” writes Musyoka.

The computer engineering graduate says that he will use his expertise to make expert knowledge in systems and automation to help identify the root cause of aeronautical accidents.

Read: US Justice Department Summons Boeing Officials

The audit was ordered by the Secretary of Transportation in US, following the fatal accident of the Ethiopian Airline Boeing 737 Max 8 that left 157 dead.

Boeing had requested an amended certification of the plane in for the aircraft in 2012, which was issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in March 2017.

The two offices now have been commissioned to investigate the history leading to the certification of the Boeing 737-Max 8 in 2017.

On Wednesday, the US Justice Department has summoned Boeing officials over safety and certification procedures of 737 Max planes.

According to International Media Outlets, the summon is part of investigations into Boeing’s FAA certification.

Several countries have grounded their Boeing 737 Max planes including Argentina (Aerolíneas Argentinas), Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil (GOL Linhas Aéreas), Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Ethiopia, EASA member states, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico (Aeromexico), Mongolia (MIAT Mongolian Airlines), Morocco (Royal Air Maroc), Netherlands, Norway (Norwegian), Oman, Poland, Singapore, South Africa (Comair), South Korea (Eastar Jet), Turkey, United Kingdom (TUI Airways) and United States.

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Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. Believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye.
Follow me on Twitter @FmuliKE. Email francis@kahawatungu.com

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